hinted at changes to his role at CNN
, which sparked outrage on Twitter
“I appreciate all of the years of ‘CNN Tonight with Don Lemon,’ but changes are on the way, and I will keep you updated,” Lemon said at the end of his prime-time show on Friday.
With social media
buzzing about Lemon's future at the network, he later tweeted a video clarifying his remarks, writing that they were "not what you think."
“So, I got back down to my office after the show. Everyone calm down. I didn't say I was leaving CNN,” the anchor said in the video.
“I just said it was the end of an era for ‘CNN Tonight with Don Lemon,’ but I'm not leaving CNN,” Lemon explained. “So, you'll have to tune in Monday at 10 a.m. to see. That's all. So relax.”
It means that the announcement will take place during the transition from Chris Cuomo
's previous "Cuomo Prime Time" show.
Lemon laughed and added, "I'm not leaving."
If a rescheduling of the network's evening shows is in the works, it would follow a rescheduling of the network's daytime shows last month, which saw Brianna Keilar
shift from her early afternoon slot to cohost "New Day."
Take a look at Lemon's remarks here:
Hey everyone, it's not what you think. I'm not leaving CNN. Tune in on Monday at 10pE and I'll explain. pic.Twitter.com/oOwDferY2i— Don Lemon (@donlemon) May 15, 2021